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live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is abc 7 news. this reported stolen pickup truck smashed right into a san jose home this morning and a dangerous situation began unfolding for this entire neighborhood. i'm reggie aqui. >> it prompted a shelter in place where everyone was close by. matt keller is live at the scene on grady drive. matt? >> reporter: good morning, natasha, the pickup truck was towed about an hour ago. they've got a jackhammer working here by pg&e crews.
thankfully for the neighborhood, the danger from the gas leak has passed. you think a pickup truck slamming into the side of a home was the most dangerous thing to happen this morning at rowley drive and piedmont road. but it wasn't. live to this. >> i hear this huge volume of gas coming out here and the hole fills full of gas here. we said, let's get out of the house real quick. that's what we did. >> reporter: the homeowner, problem brown, didn't want his face on camera. he was the first to notice his gas meter severed. firefighters were concerned the gas could ignite and cause an explosion. they evacuated three homes and had other residents shelter in place. >> gas makes me nervous, electricity. because it is something that we train on and we get familiar with, but ultimately, you don't know exactly where it's had an opportunity to get to. >> reporter: it took pg&e grew crews about 1 hour and 45
minutes to cap the leak. at that time everybody was let back into their homes. the driver of the pickup didn't stick around to talk to police. >> he split. they couldn't catch up to him here. and then the police informed me that the truck was stolen. >> reporter: the homeowner told me he has insurance. the biggest issues for his family is getting that wall fixed and getting gas turned back on in the home. reporting live in san jose, matt keller. >> what a crazy morning for the neighborhood. oakland police are investigating a shooting and fire that happened overnight. two people were killed. we're live outside and she spoke with a neighbor and has new information. el, issa. >> reporter: that neighbor heard the gunshots and said he's sick of violence in the city. we saw one police officer on the scene and one speed off in his car, but at this point they've made no arrests. this video shows the fiery scene around 1:45 in the morning on empire road in east oakland.
flames engulf a car. the neighbor says two people were found inside. >> it's very close to home. it's like death ended up right on my doorstep. >> reporter: when police arrived they found three people with gunshot wounds. two died, another taken to the hospital in critical condition. he heard the gunshots. >> i did wake up in the middle of the night. i live with my grandmother, and she asked me about it. but i heard like 30 shots last night like 2:00 in the morning. >> reporter: he thinks he knows the victim. he says they moved to the neighborhood not too long ago. we saw police running down the street. homicide investigators are try to pin down a motive and are looking into the circumstances around these deaths. police have not released the names of the victims. anyone with information is being asked to contact the homicide department. live in oakland elisa harrington, abc 7 news. happening now all northbound 101 lanes in novato will reopen
after a crash left a 16-year-old driver hurt along with his two little brothers. it happened north of atherton avenue at 9:30 last night. the car went off the highway, down an embankment and hit a power pole. crews worked through the night to get power back on in that area. the teen driver and his 13 and 5-year-old brothers were taken to the hospital. all are expect to be okay. the chp believes that drowsy driving was a factor. also happening now, delta is looking to get back on track after an overnight computer glitch grounded flights worldwide. abc 7 news was at san jose mineta airport this afternoon as delta agents worked with passengers who were impacted. sky 7 hd was overhead sfo as delta flights thankfully started to take off. so far more than 400 flights have been canceled, and you are looking at delays throughout the day. elizabeth hur is in new york with more on the story. >> reporter: delta flights
resuming but frustration still mounting for travelers around the world. from new york to d.c., chicago, germany and london, take a look at these long lines at airports and the stranded passengers blowing up social media, venting and wondering what was going on. >> no indications. i tried to call delta, and they told me that i'd have a three-hour hold. >> i asked them what time do the flights start boarding, and they told me they couldn't check me because they have something wrong with the system. they couldn't tell me what time. >> reporter: according to dealt tarks a global computer outage at around 2:30 this morning meant every flight that wasn't already in the air could not take off. a passenger in sacramento sharing with abc news how the pilot explained the entire situation. >> back in our operations control center in atlanta, a huge room. the center of the whole operation. now, their computers are down. and if you've been trying to call and get rebooked or call
the diamond desk or anything, it looks like everybody is in the same boat. >> reporter: then just before 9:00 a.m., the computer system came back online, but the damage already done. at this time, delta is not saying exactly what caused their system to go down, but did announce they are waiving fees for passengers who want to reschedule through friday. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. the southwest airlines employees are walking the picket lines across the country today. this is video from sky 7 hd over oakland international airport about an hour ago. the union representing flight attendants, pilots and technicians are currently lobbying southwest for a contract. the airline issued a statement saying they value their employees and continue to make progress in discussions. there doesn't seem to be a disruption to flights at this time. court employees are continuing their strike now in its fourth straight day.
the union is trying to bargain for a new contract. court officials say they can't afford the raises workers are demanding. san francisco police are hoping you can help them find the shooter who killed a man playing pokemon go. calvin riley was playing the game at aquatic park, a popular spot. riley's friend said that a gunman appeared out of nowhere, shot him in the back, then took off. there was no confrontation. he graduated from sera high school in the san joaquin valley. in a statement the athletic director at serra said that riley was a kind, respectful and thoughtful person. baseball was his passion. he really loved the game. a go fund me page has been set up to help pay for riley's funeral. you can see it's already exce exceeded the goal at 41,800 about now. we do have this link on our website, abc7news.com.
police are still looking for the person who shot and killed a 17-year-old boy in hayward. someone shot the teen several times on muir street saturday night. a second 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were wounded in that shooting and both of them are expected to survive. three children remain in the hospital this morning recovering from eating what may have been drug-laced candy at a party. in all 19 people got sick at a quinceanera saturday night. investigators say it was some kind of gummy candy without any marking to show where it came from. new details in the search for a north bay man who disappeared in the oregon wilderness. the sheriff's office says they've called off the search for riley zickel after exhausting all available leads. the 21-year-old last seen july 27th by another hiker on the pacific crest trail. he's a graduate of the high school in sebastopol. his family headed to oregon to
help find him. so far no sign of their sun. new details in the sex investigation involving a young woman and several bay area police department. chief allen brown says several officers likely violated department's policy but don't seem to have actually broken any laws. they're accused of having sex with a woman named celeste. she said that she had sex with more than 30 officers in the bay area. add another name to the list for the race for the white house. a candidate with bay area ties just jumped in. water park tragedy. the safety measures now in question after a young boy dies on a water slide in kansas. another wildfire in southern
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the abc 7 news app, on the go, on your schedule on one screen. all the weather, traffic and news that lives where you live. now to the race for the white house. a new poll puts hillary clinton ahead of donald trump. meanwhile, a new independent candidate is putting his name into the race for president and he once lived right here in the bay area. jessica castro is here with more. >> reporter: he's evan mcmullen, a 40-year-old former cia counterterror operative who worked as an investment banker in san francisco. a new man with ties to the bay area is putting his name into
the presidential race and hoping to take down donald trump. evan mcmullen, who has never held any public office, lived in the bay area when he worked for gold mman sachs. he says, it's never too late to do the right thing and america deserves much better than either donald trump or hillary clinton can offer us. i humbly offer myself as a leader who can give millions of disaffected americans a conservative choice for president. but mcmullen is a long shot. according to the group backing him called better for america, he would be a third party conservative for republicans who don't want to vote for donald trump. >> we now begin a great national conversation about economic renewal for america. >> reporter: meanwhile, this morning in detroit donald trump gave a speech about his economic plan. >> this is what i want to do for our country. i want to jump-start america and it can be done, and it won't
even be that hard. >> reporter: he promised a tax overhaul including making child care spending fully tax deductible. he also called for a renegotiation of nafta or said the u.s. would, quote, walk away. the billionaire, though, did not have an easy time. there were more than a dozen interruptions. and several protesters had to be thrown out. his biggest rival, democrat hillary clinton, is scheduled to announce her own plan for the economy in response to trump this thursday also in detroit. a new abc poll out this morning puts hillary clinton in front of donald trump 50-42%. thank you so much, jessica. we're tracking developing news out of kansas city where a popular water park is closed today following the death of a 10-year-old boy. caleb schwab was killed while riding what is known as the tallest water slide. the company overseeing the ride
is questioning whether it should have been overseeing this one. under state law only mechanized rides require inspections and oversite. now the agency is consulting with its attorney to find out what role if any it will play in the investigation. caleb was the son of a kansas city state representative. he died riding the slide named the verruckt. standing at 168 feet high, it is taller than the statue of liberty. a mega merger now official. how the world's largest retailer is upping the ante on shopping. >> a couple items i'm working on for your seven-day forecast. first is the warming trend that began yesterday. you can see temperatures pretty close to average. i'll have an update on both fires and whether they'll affect our air
. los altos, antioch, petaluma and all the bay area, this is abc 7 news. happening now can hundreds of firefighters are battling a monster fire in san bernardino national forest. it is now just 5% contained. fire officials say the vegetation is incredibly dry because of our drought. it only takes one spark for it to move rapidly. and that's what happened yesterday. the fire just chewed through dry brush forcing dozens of people to evacuate. >> firefighters are making progress against the cold fire burning on the edge of napa and yolo counties. it is 70% contained. cal fire says firefighters are
getting a more accurate idea of the fire's perimeter now. they're continuing to patrol and reinforce containment lines. the largest fire in the state is actually burning in monterey county near big sur. right now the fire is 45% contained. burned 64,000 acres. that's more than half the size of the city of san jose. calfire says activity remained moderate overnight with some uphill runs and interior burning. evacuation orders have been lifted for several areas. governor brown has declared a state of emergency. the cooler weather over the weekend certainly must have helped the firefighters. is that going to continue? >> unfortunately, it's not. it's going to get a little bit warmer er ier in both of those. we'll get back to seasonal temperatures. it won't get extreme but it definitely won't help them. what's going on in the lower elevations, temperatures 60, winds are light. up at the higher elevations around the cold fire 74 degrees
and 42% humidity. unfortunately, the winds will pick up a little bit as we head into the latter parts of the evening hours. gusting to 22 miles per hour at times. but that takes the smoke away from us. down at the soberanes fire, it's 81 degrees with 29% humidity. winds will switch and get gusty this afternoon keeping all the smoke away from us. for us, we didn't have to have any haze. have a beautiful sunrise here you can see from the east bay hills camera this morning. the marine layer out to 1800 feet just enough to touch our inland east bay neighborhoods. now you can see plenty of sunshine everywhere but the coast. and most of us are good to moderate and the forecast for later today, moderate amounts of air pollution. nothing unhealthy for anybody. the streak of summer to start the week, good news, cool and we'll have a few clouds at night, especially along the coast in the central bay. if you're going to be on the
water, especially north of the bay bridge in the area that's highlighted, small craft advisory. winds could be up to 24 to 38 miles per hour. check out our temperatures mainly mid-70s to 80 in the south bay, san jose, los gatos, mid and upper 70s. your immediate neighbors in the upper 60s to low 70s. nearly 60 degrees at the coast just a few more clouds than we had yesterday. upper 60s in downtown. you can see a lot of low to mid-80s. upper 60s richmond and berkeley because of the breezes coming off the cool bay water. 70s elsewhere like oakland. mid to upper 80s through the valley. now, if you're going to the game this evening, 7:05 first pitch, orioles in town, 66 at the coliseum, dropping down to 61. make sure you have a jacket with you. if you're heading through the evening hours we'll be in the
upper 50s at the coast at 5:00. dress warmer if you're out at 9:00. pretty steady today, tomorrow and wednesday, then a minor warming trend thursday through saturday. but low to mid-90s inland, that's not too bad in time of year. >> we'll take it, mike nicco. thank you. a mega merger is official. walmart, the world's largest retailer, is buying online start-up jet.com for more than 3 billion bucks. that's the largest ever acquisition of an e-commerce building. a massive cleanup at golden gate park after this weekend's successful outlands festival. the mega concert was mostly peaceful unlike some previous years. this is how it looks this
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this breaking news just into our news room. it was likely edible marijuana that sickened 19 people at the quinceanera on saturday night. that final lab tests on the candy are not yet available but 12 of the hospitalized patients tested positive for thc, the active ingredient in marijuana. three children remain hospitalized this morning. now, let's see what's happening on abc 7 news at 4:00 today. a popular bay area golf course is the latest victim of california's drought. the last shots will be taken on the links this week. and shoot or don't shoot. how san jose police are focusing when under fire. that is on abc 7 news at 5:00. a man in canada accidentally captured life through the eyes of a squirrel after the furry critter stole his gopro. >> take a look at this. keep your eye on that curious squirrel. now he's wearing it and taking
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